Paris in Pictures 2016

In many ways, 2016 has been a shocker. It has been a political shit storm that has whipped up an increase in violence, racism and intolerance that makes us genuinely worried about the future. Writing a Little Piece of Paris is like keeping a diary that (I know, I’m so clichéd, I can hardly bear it)…

The Cost of the Keys to Paris

After years of living in Oslo and then paying the insanely high square-metre price for an apartment in Paris, I thought there was very little (cost-wise) that could shock me. I once paid €18 for a glass (not bottle) of house wine in a piazza in Venice. In Oslo, I regularly fork out the equivalent…

Find That Real Christmas Feeling in Paris

Rumour has it that 150,000 lights make up the Christmas decorations on Champs-Élysées. Glitzy department stores compete for the most original window display. But to get that real Christmas feeling, skip the boulevards and head to the small streets of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, le Marais and Montmartre. There, independent shops deck their doorways with holly and pine….